Thursday
Nov012012

Calvin Harris Double Down

Going back to one of my favorite British producers, here are two videos from Calvin Harris. Feels So Close was a major radio hit and blew up in advertisements and promotions everywhere, but the song closer to my heart is Bounce. We have a Kelis in a featuring role, and it makes me wonder why we don't hear more of her, it's been a long time since the Milkshake days. But then, out of nowhere like a haymaker, comes  the fucking guy from the Heartbreaker video by MSTRKRFT. He is back doing spins with more style than anyone since MJ. This guy is the Adrian Brody of music videos. This guy is what I think of when I hear the word swag, I can't get enough. BOUNCE.

Tuesday
Sep252012

Cinnamon Chasers and Willow

I picked these two because I have always loved music videos, and these two have definitely gone above and beyond to create something that is greater than just the sum of audio and visual. Cinnamon Chasers reminds me a lot Russ Chimes, even down to the video which is reminiscent of Midnight Club series.

Willow is a relatively new band from Belgium, and while the vocals sound somewhat similar to Bloc Party, they have a more acoustic feel all their own.

Both groups bring a very theatric feel to their videos in very different ways, so without further ado sit back and enjoy.

 

Wednesday
Apr182012

Madeon - Icarus

Starting from like gangbusters with his Pop Culture mashup, it seems like every song produced by french wunderkind is packed with dynamite. His latest track Icarus continues to deliver with an infectious build-up leading to wickedly syncopated synth. I've always had a hard time trying to decide whether I prefer his remixes or his originals, but suffice to say I am eagerly awaiting his first full length release, whenever he decides to make one.

Tuesday
Apr102012

Van She - Idea of Happiness

Oh Van She, how I've missed you. It's been four years since their last LP and I didn't realize how much I needed their smooth dance rock stylings in my life. Van She are ramping up towards their next full length release also named Idea of Happiness schedueled for release in July. This video comes from director Andreass Nilsson who has also worked with MGMT, The Knife, Yeasayer and others. This video seems to be the spiritual succesor to Sebastien Tellier's Kilometer right down to the hair and unusual house guests. So enjoy your lastest dose of Australian groove with their newest video.